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Categories: toxicology

Briefing Date:04/26/2000
Topic:Toxicological Risks of Selected Flame-Retardant Chemicals

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL

Commission on Life Sciences

Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology

Committee on Toxicology

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Congressional Briefing

Wednesday, April 26, 2000 - 10:00 a.m.

Toxicological Risks of Selected Flame-Retardant Chemicals

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is considering standards that would require residential furniture upholstery to be flameproof. This report, mandated in PL 105-276 and completed by a Committee of the National Research Council, examines the health risks posed by exposure to 16 flame-retardant chemicals that would likely be used to treat furniture fabric if new standards were issued.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on April 27, 2000. The full report is available online through the National Academy Press.

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